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  1. That is sad. RIP Debbie.
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  2. If you can get hold of recaro rails compatible with your chassis then the GR/GV Recaro’s are very supportive for a factory option seat. Deep enough for decent support without being too uncomfortable or hard to get out of
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  3. New off road hack, 2002 Forester XT auto, but great for what I want
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  5. just put a quiet exhaust on and get it rechecked. do whatever you have to after you have a wof. find a mechanic that doesn't hate you for future wofs. end of story.
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  6. I broke mine in my wagon, car wasn't thrashed, mainly driven around city, no regular thing that would load up the swaybar eccessivly, standard swaybar. When i researched it I found it looked fairly common issue, theres aftermarket strengthening braces for this exact issue. I welded my bracket back together then added the strengthening brace, haven't had an issue since.
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  7. I passed with my old decatted DP and R400 but it was definitely above the legal limit, I go to a local mechanic though as I would have been willing to bet VTNZ would fail it for noise. Most straight piped Subies seem quieter than it. As much as it isn't the ‘right’ thing to do i’d say your easiest option is to put a factory one back on for the recheck then go back to the R400 later on.
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  8. No. Take it elsewhere. It's probably technically too loud, and you just got lucky last time. Challenging "your car is illegal" with "but you missed it last time" is not a winning strategy.
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  9. Restomod GC8 ? https://www.evo.co.uk/subaru/204839/prodrive-p25-teased-continuation-subaru-impreza-wrx-sti-on-its-way 😄
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  10. I'd just like to formally thank Debs for all the work she's put in over the last (2?) years as Wellington Area Rep. Although she is still the Area Rep for the meantime, as she is leaving us for shakier shores next week now is probably the appropriate time for us to make our appreciation known. So a virtual round of applause for all the cruises, lunches, dinners, meets, gelato-times and the gallons upon gallons of milk that you and Mike (Hotspurz) have graciously provided in the form of coffee, and for putting up with us young whippersnappers and asians-suffering-from-spontaneous-nap-syndrome. All of us in Wellington wish you both all the best in this new stage of your lives, and we expect you'll be visiting often in any case!
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  11. I seem to recall, at least for the wagon, the main difference between a standard gtb and the "s line" was that the later had full black interior trim and headliner
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  12. stock seats from a v9 wrx are black, well the wagons are so I assume the sedans are ive got fixed back brides in my wrx, not ideal for daily driving but its only a weekend car for me
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  13. It is with great Sadness and regret to announce the passing of Debbie today alot of us will have memories of the antics in and around the 04 and recently the 03 RIP CS Mum
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  14. Running on 100 now, reset the ECU and done a few short drives to get the IAM to move. Heres hoping it stays this way, time will tell
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  15. Finally got around to putting in the bpv 😂, got to wait till Friday to adjust and test it tho 🙈
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  16. All zero’s in those two tables means the tune and health of things is bang on but usually isn't attainable for a stock tune so a little bit of variation isn't terrible. The corrections in the top table can be controlled by the ecu as high as 15% so they're half way to being uncontrollable variations. Most of your bottom ones are positive which isn't super normal but isn't bad like negatives are which indicate there has been knock in that range consistent enough for the ecu to make a semi permanent reduction to the timing.
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  17. Romraider, looking at 'learning view'. Yeah I agree. It runs absolutey fines, no issue what so ever, was more just somewhat alarmed to see the dropped IAM value. My old man was running 91 in an older outback EZ30, somehow that is still surviving upto the high 200,000 kms and still going. My one on the other hand will be getting far nicer treatment...
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  18. Basically anything more supportive is going to be a downgrade comfort-wise. It's just the nature of the beast. I've planted my arse in quite a few aftermarket bucket seats (I was shopping for one a few years ago and Tokyo car tuning shops have lots and lots of them because reasons) so I have a decent sampling. The only ones that I thought were both more supportive and more comfortable than the stock WRX/STI bucket seats were some insanely expensive Recaros. Cheaper Recaro, any of your "JDM" brands like Bride, and any fixed-back bucket seat is less comfortable, they're narrower and have less padding so that's unsurprising. The closest I got to "woah this is really really supportive but the comfort is acceptable" in a fixed back was the Racetech RT4009XW, which they don't even make any more. The RT4100 probably gets close, I just wish they did it in a wide-but-not-tall because Racetech's not-wide is very snug for anything but dedicated track work if you occasionally eat a pie or two.
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  19. Update, the plugs were very average so in went new ones, but I think the main cause was one of the coils plugs clip was broken so the contacts wouldn't have been contacting properly, had some spare good ones off a legacy I had that that were lower kms so replaced the coils with them Drives like the ol girl should now!
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  20. I have Dunlop Sport Maxx RT's on my V11 STI and honestly they surprise me with how sticky they are Got them new on the car at 105,000kms and have now just done 122, 000kms and still a lot of life left I'd rate them better than the Potenza RE003 which I've had before as well
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  21. What car are they going on ? You after all out performance or a daily driver ? Budget or premium ? Former - you can't go past Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 as a road tyre - warning - they don't like cold or rain and $$$$$ PS4S is almost as good and a much more rounded tyre but $$$4 Hankook S1 Evo3 are decent Maxxis VS5 are a real sleeper but restricted in sizes. There's a new Potenza Sport but not driven on them - in the past I've found the RE002/003 rather average, S001/007 meh. The last great Potenzas were the RE070, RE01R, RE050A ? Can you still get Nitto NT05 ?
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  22. Cars and Coffee was packed out last Sunday ! Southwards was full to capacity with cars spilling out to the road outside the complex. Afterwards couldn't resist a blast over TG. 😄 A very fast road but lacking in character. Some great views though.
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  23. A lot of fixed back seats are quite upright, if you like to lean back get a reclining seat.
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  24. be about as much work to get the dim working wouldn't it? (1x wire to dash or light ring on the Ciggy lighter)
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  25. This one tickles my Fancy a bit and wont take long for some to figure out why
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  26. Wait, aren’t the wrx seats from the 01-06 Wrx’s black/grey anyway? Only the sti seats are blue black? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  27. I am actually thinking about this one to do, its just a matter of where i can borrow it as mine came already with this. VTNZ passed this last year and now they decided to fail it so thats really got me confusing😅.
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  28. That's new to me too. Although on my current car its too quiet.
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  29. None of us have ever had to do this 🤣
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  30. yeah been there done that My GTB was imported and fine for about years then my Wof guy flagged it (They are under pressure too & wasn't for fun I believe) went with a 'hot dog' like a Coby in the center section at the time (And new Muffler, was a no name unidentifiable big bore Before)
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  31. So there is a prescribed test procedure using calibrated test equipment ( an ear is not that) BUT once it has failed for noise it will be logged so taking it elsewhere will most likely (unless they have the test equipment) mean that it will still be failed. If you have it tested as being OK and they can supply you a "cert" then you should be fine from then BUT I would make 100% sure that it is compliant
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  32. i usually order all servicing consumables from partsouq along with any other bits and pieces I need to consolidate shipping. Ends up cheaper shipped than anything locally and all oem kit.
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  33. Black number plate surrounds would help. Always change mine as they don’t pay for advertising 😂
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  34. Depends a lot on your budget. The best option overall is the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S for performance and daily driving imho. I have the PS4 currently and that is really good.
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  35. No also to save people time messaging me, I’m not taking on any custom work anymore
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  36. My wheels are done with being Media blasted and now Powder Coated by @chulozumo! Ho boy do I think that's an improvement over the silver that they were! So. The before And AFTER!
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  37. Hey guys, Just thought I would give and update as its been some time now. I managed to find all/enough evidence to satisfy NZTA for the special permit. The car is now registered and driving on the roads. If anybody is interested in having the information I would be happy to share what I have. Thanks, Josh
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  38. When mine did something very similar it was a cracked weld in the downpipe heatshield. Go round knocking everything with the handle of a screwdriver and see if anything sounds different.
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  39. Been a while since someone posted on this sooo i'll give it a wee bump even though car photography is not a strong point for me
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  40. happy birthday to clubsubmum can anyone guess her age?? ;D ;D ;D
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  41. Thanks for all the good wishes. I have enjoyed being the Wellington Area Rep and organising events from DIY days to ice cream cruises and BBQs. Our coffee machine is not going to get a rest, as the Christchurch crew are already looking forward to putting it to use. Until we move into our house in Oxford (which is hopefully going to be finished around June/July) we are "flatting" with clubsubbers in Central Christchurch. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at mega meet, and if you can't make that PLEASE contact us if you are ever in the area and we will catch up. Only 3 days before we head off now, will be nice to get to a house that has furniture and a tv (as we have sold these to move). Our best wishes to you all.
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  42. Hey eveyone, Have a 2010 STI A line, the car had stripped out spark plug holes so had it helicoiled. Person who did the helicoil did not take the heads off but looked through with the camera to see if there was any metal shaving entering the head and found none. Today after having the engine together, tried turning the engine over by hand and it wont fully turn and is being locked. Any ideas what can be the issue?
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